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of staff denis mcdonough coming up on "this week." >>> to ron claiborne for a look at the other headlines. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with news about a new pope and when that pope may be chosen. the vatican hinting it maybegin the process earlier than expected. abc's david wright joins us from rome now where pope benedict is celebrating his second to last sunday as head of the roman catholic church. david? >> reporter: good morning, ron. the pope just finished his week liang lust and only one more time will he appear in that window, so a huge crowd gathered here at st. peter's square today but behind the scenes the focus has turned to choosing his successor. the vatican spokesman yesterday floating a trial balloon suggesting the conclave to choose a new pope could take place before march 15th. some say that's just common sense because there's no funeral this time, no period of mourning and all the cardinals will presumably be in town to say good-bye to pope benedict. but in other quarters of the church that trial balloon is being shot down faster than an old-school nun might wrap
stephanopoulos. >> all right, time to check in with ron claiborne for the developing stories this morning. >> it is, good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> good morning, everyone. >>> we begin with a developing story, four people shot celebrating mardi gras in new orleans. it happened on jam-packed bourbon street and police released this video showing the alleged suspect in a crowd of people. two men and two women were wounded, one of the victims in critical condition, no arrests have been made and no word yet on a motive for the shooting. >>> and more trouble for r&b singer chris brown. he wrecked his porsche while he said he was trying to avoid overly aggressive paparazzi in beverly hills. here's abc's john schriffen. ♪ >> reporter: bad boy of r&b is back in the news this morning, chris brown crashed his porsche turbo into a wall in beverly hills, a rep for brown tells abc us he was on his way to a charity event cut off by two vehicles and the rep says "the occupants jumped out with cameras and aggressively approached his vehicle." that's when brown who reportedly downed down an all
. thank you, reena. >>> time to check the overnight headlines. for that, as always, ron claiborne. >> we begin with new details on the final shoot-out between christopher dorner and police in big bear, california. authorities getting a clearer picture of what went on in that cabin where dorner made his last stand. abc's john muller is here with the latest. john? >> reporter: investigators were initially unsure how christopher dorner died. did he kill himself? or did he perish in the smoke and flames? police believe dorner took a fifth and final life, his own. police laid out the arsenal of weapons christopher dorner used to kill four people in a revenge campaign against the lapd. it now appears the last life dorner took was his own. as the cabin he barricaded himself inside of, began to go up in flames. >> the information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wounds that took christopher dorner's life was self-inflicted. during the autopsy yesterday, the doctor who conducted the process concluded that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head. >> reporter: pol
because of a ground-breaking new investigation by "time" magazine and with it, here's abc's ron claiborne. >> this is where it happened. >> reporter: when emilia gilbert fell and went to the er she was diagnosed with a simple broken nose. a few weeks later, she got the bill and was floored again. >> i knew i would have to pay something, but i didn't think it was going to be $9,000. >> reporter: including $6,500 for three cat scans that the government says should actually cost the hospital about $825 under medicare rates. >> the charges were outrageous. the "time" report by steven brill found non-profit hospitals routinely billing many patients far more for procedures and medications than they cost the hospital. >> they're making a ton of money. >> reporter: for example, one hospital charged a patient $157 for a blood test that they bill medicare just $11 for. the same patient was charged $8,000 for a stress test. medicare pays about $550. >> reporter: the american hospital association said a bill reflects not just the patient's treatment, but also, quote, what it takes to provide the care
, so they don't pay the price, like emilia gilbert. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> and on monday on "world news" we'll show you how to negotiate down some of your medical costs. and steve brill will be on with george stephanopoulos on sunday. >>> still ahead, it's oscar weekend, but do you look at the price of movie tickets and think, give me a break. a new way to save your families real money at the movies next. [ male announcer ] it's surprising what your mouth goes through in a day. but what's even more surprising is that brushing alone isn't enough to keep it clean. fortunately, you've got listerine®. unlike brushing which misses 75% of your mouth, listerine® cleans virtually your entire mouth. so what are you waiting for? it's time to take your mouth to a whole new level of health. listerine®... power to your mouth™. and take the listerine® 21 day challenge. feel the difference, or your money back. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. than
again. abc's ron claiborne spent the day in the rockaways in queens, which practically washed away in sandy. >> how many storms of the century can you have in six months? little nervous. >> reporter: sheila smith finally moved back home just before new year's but still can only live on the second floor of this house. >> feel like you're getting beat up here? >> we're always getting beat up here. it's just -- i'm nervous with the waves and the storm coming through. but i'm upstairs and hopefully this time, it will not hit any of the houses here. >> are you prepared this time? as prepared as you can be? >> i'm as prepared as i can be. >> reporter: another fear tonight is that the power will go out -- again. >> the power lines go down, you can see the power lines are so low and you can see the pole is tilting. so you lose power for a day, half a day. so i have my generator. we're more prepared than ever. >> reporter: and social media was abuzz with the images of the blizzard. some even celebrating the weather. but for much of the east coast, there is little to celebrate. visibility wi
, thank you. >>> a lot of other news breaking overnight. let's get the latest from ron claiborne. as always, good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with new concerns about leaks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site. photos show the newly-discovered seepage in six radioactive waste tanks at the hanford nuclear reservation in yakima, washington. the storage tanks are past their 20-year life span. but officials say there's no risk to public safety. a new plan for the radioactive sludge is now under construction. >>> and heavy rains are causing flooding in europe. water rushed through sicily, submerging outdoor cafes, cars and motorcycles. some vehicles were swept away. mass transit was shut down in many areas. and low-lying sections of major cities had to be closed off. but no serious injuries have been reported. >>> and boeing is hoping to get its troubled 787 dreamliner back in the air by early spring. the fleet has been grounded for five weeks because of troubled batteries. boeing is now proposing a fix for the problem. but the faa says it won't approv
developing stories. ron claiborne is off. john muller is in for him. >> great to see you. good morning, everybody. we begin with a major bus crash. it happened in boston, three people seriously injured when an oversized bus packed with high school students slammed into an overpass last night. some were trapped for hours under the roof. 30 others suffered minor injuries. the students had just visited harvard university and were returning home to philadelphia. >>> new details on the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey. three people reportedly arrested in connection with the suicide bombing. the bomber part of a leftist militant group had spent several years in prison on terrorism charges but was released on probation. >>> police in dallas report no solid leads on the identity of the mass gunman who kild a texas prosecutor outside of a courthouse thursday. investigators say the murder of mark haase may have been an act of retaliation by a drug cartel or organized crime group. >>> well, hawaii could soon become a celebrity safe haven from the paparazzi. the majority of state sen
at the other stories making headlines overnight. and for that john muller is in for ron claiborne who is out this morning. >> good morning, dan. good morning, bianna. good morning, everybody. >>> in the news this morning, a former marine now in custody suspected of killing ex-navy s.e.a.l. and author of the book "american sniper" chris kyle. kyle and another man murdered at a gun range in texas on saturday. eddie ray routh arrested believed to be suffering from ptsd. >>> israel for the first same saying it was responsible for an air strike in syria last week. syrian tv released this footage today, saying it was the aftermath of the attack. according to u.s. officials the strike hit a convoy of anti-aircraft weapons headed for the militant group hezbollah. >>> a man has been arrested after being tasers outside buckham palace this morning. the man was holding a knife to his throat during the changing of the guard. the queen was not at the palace. >>> and finally the inventor of etch a sketch, the iconic toy we all grew up with has died. andre cassagnes came up with the idea in the late 1950s,
's as if mother nature is mad at us and abc's ron claiborne is there in the rock away tonight. ron? >> reporter: these are some of the dozens of homes that were destroyed during hurricane sandy. in many ways, this community is frozen in time. this is a halloween ornament from just a couple days before that hurricane hit. tonight there's a sense here among many people of here we go again. a crippling snowstorm, hitting the raw wounds of this beach town. >> how many storms of the century can you have in six months? >> reporter: sheila forsmythe's house is right on the water. it was flooded in hurricane sandy up to the second floor, forcing her out of her home for six weeks. tonight, she's staying put. >> it's a little disheartening that we're just getting hit and hit and hit. >> reporter: for some, like lisa jackson buying ice and gasoline for her generator it was a lesson learned the hard way. >> i was prepared for three, four days, not for a month. >> reporter: but in the rockaways, getting provisions isn't easy. only a few gas stations are open and the one big supermarket, still closed. >> my
, we appreciate your time this morning. >>> now, let's turn to ron claiborne for the other developing stories this morning. >> hi, there. >>> we begin with that terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey that left one security guard dead. washington is now warning americans to stay away from u.s. complexes in turkey. >> u.s. and turkish officials are coming through all of the evidence they can find to find out who was behind this. u.s. officials are actually sifting through some of the debris that explosion caused yesterday. now, this bomb could have been much more deadly and it wasn't because of new security. that glass is bulletproof and this gate protects the embassy all of the way around. the building itself is about 500 feet. they're back at work and the across town, there's a funeral for the security guard. >> okay, nick shif rin reporting. >>> wall street is within striking distance of its all-time high. the dow closed above 14,000 for the first time in five years. the benchmark is now just 155 points away from its record high close. >>> a convict was apprehended late last
of letters will soon end in august. only packages will come to your door. and abc's ron claiborne tells us about the surprising ways this will affect everyone. >> reporter: a $15 billion budget deficit has done what neither rain nor sleet nor snow could do. >> the choice is either change some of the service or raise prices. and people don't want prices raised. we'll make the changes in service. >> hello. >> how are you today? >> i'm great, thanks. >> reporter: lorenzo hudson has been making the rounds in great neck, new york, for more than 20 years. he was featured in a postal service tv commercial that ran during the super bowl pregame show. >> we don't want to see the business go under, because they couldn't get rid of saturday or because they didn't get rid of saturday, but at the same time, i, you know, i want the perfect world. i want us to be able to stay with saturday delivery. >> reporter: in recent years, the volume of first-class mail has plunged as more and more people pay bills online and communicate with e-mail. in response, post offices have been closed, the price of a stamp
garrett, we appreciate your time this morning. >>> now, let's turn to ron claiborne for the other developing stories this morning. hi, ron. >> hi, there. >>> we begin with that terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey that left one security guard dead. washington is now warning americans to stay away from diplomatic facilities in turkey. abc's nick schifrin is in ankara, turkey, with the latest. >> reporter: u.s. and turkish officials are combing through all of the evidence they can, trying to find out who was behind this. you can see behind me, u.s. officials are actually sifting through some of the debris that explosion caused yesterday. now, this bomb could have been much more deadly and it wasn't because of new security. you can see some of it behind me. that glass is bulletproof and this gate protects the embassy all of the way around. the building itself is about 500 feet. now, the staff tells me that they're back at work and across town, there's a funeral for the security guard. the ambassador here today is calling him a hero. ron? >> okay, nick schifrin reporting. >>
to go to ron claiborne outside the courtyard of castel gandolfo, ron. what is the scene there? >> well, george, about 2,000 or 3,000 people have been taking part in a silence of prayer preparing for the arrival of the pope in about 20, 30 minutes from now. many of these people are from local communities around here, villages including the one that i'm in here, castel gandolfo. it is here where history will be made in about half an hour, two hours from now, george. the pope will be inside this palazzo, the pontifical palace at the hour of 8:00 local time he is officially cease being the pontiff and at that moment in what we expect to be a dramatic development, the swiss guard who, of course, are the pope's official guards, will leave the front door there, that wooden door you see in front of the palace and at that moment, pope benedict will become pope emeritus. benedict no longer the leading figure in the catholic church, george. >> you see the aerial view of the pope as he drives to that helipad. bring in john, longtime journal and author of "the vatican diaries." in this move by the
. >> the question so many have, why not? why five years after being fired. >>> let's check in with ron claiborne for a look at the other developing stories. >> good morning. good morning, america. we begin with a new video of former hostage, little 6-year-old ethan. abc news has exclusive videotape of the first images of ethan after his rescue in alabama. he appears happy and is playing with toys. but his family says he's not talked about the time in captivity in a bunker where he was held hostage for a week. >>> a lot of flights may not be going nowhere fast. but a major airline merger appears about to take off. american airways and u.s. airways are going to join forces and create one of the largest airlines. barring a breakdown in negotiations this weekend, the boards of both companies are set to vote on monday. a final vote on the merger would follow. >>> and we know what caused the blackout at the super bowl in new orleans. the company that supplied the electricity for the big game says the power outage was caused by a device installed specifically to avoid just that problem. the blackout at
. >>> a lot of other stories breaking overnight. for that, as always, mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with a dire warning from the white house that automatic spending cuts could have dire consequences affecting the military, civilian air travel and even cause meat shortages. without a budget deal, those cuts are set to take effect this coming friday. >>> and a rough homecoming for families affected by hurricane sandy. four months after the storm, some in new jersey were allowed back into their homes. >>> and a crucial decision in the trayvon martin case. a judge denied to question martin's family attorney under oath about an unnamed witness. zimmer man's trial is set for next june. >>> a walmart employee in indiana was charged with felony theft after being caught eating oreo cookies on the job. she admitted allegedly she didn't pay for. she also allegedly admitted stealing cookies over the past four years. >> that's a lot of cookies. felony charge would have been severe. >>> time, now, for the weather. over to ginger zee. >> here it is. i promised you an oh, my mom
for that film? ron claiborne still holding out for "les miserables." >> it was a huge night for jennifer lawrence. for "silver linings playbook." lot of people were talking about that, does she win best actress award? >>> also coming up -- not great news, 11 states in the nation's heartland are getting ready for another blast of snow, hail and intense wind gusts. with a forecast of blizzard conditions from colorado to kansas. ginger has the latest on what you need to know. >> tornadoes on the front end as well. another big blizzard for that part of the country. >>> later in the broadcast, i love this picture. this is a dog on a treadmill, what is going on here? actually, that looks like an underwater treadmill. this is a canine fat camp. pet obesity a real problem in america. we'll take you inside this operation where one dog lost 25 pounds in just three weeks. >> wow, that is very impressive. >>> but we're going to begin this morning with that terrifying crash at the daytona international speedway. abc's matt gutman joins us now from the scene. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: go
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